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article imageAfter Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey is not in the safe zone yet

By Can Tran     Nov 3, 2012 in World
As New Jersey is trying to heal from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the state may have to deal with another incoming storm that could arrive either Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Caribbean islands such as Jamaica and Haiti were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. As it approached the eastern seaboard of the United States, Hurricane Sandy became a superstorm nicknamed “Frankenstorm Sandy” as it converged with the nor'easter. Most of the media was focused on New York and New Jersey as the two states suffered critical damage from winds, flooding, and so forth courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama went to New Jersey to tour and assess the damage along with NJ governor Chris Christie. Different parts of New Jersey were struggling and dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in their own ways and means. In the case of Newark, Cory Booker continues to live up to his reputation as “supermayor” by letting neighbors take refuge at his place. In the case of Atlantic City, thousands are still without power. In the case of Hoboken, the city had to deal with flooding on virtually all sides.
Recently, Christie has ordered that gasoline be rationed. Under this order, if your license plate ends with an even number, you can buy gas on even-numbered days. Plates ending with odd numbers can buy gasoline on odd-numbered days.
So far, this is a pretty simplistic system; but, this is one system that can be exploited. There are criminals that can and will exploit the system by using stolen plates or fake plates to exploit the system and illegally get gas.
New Jersey is dealing with a bunch of problems; but, things can go further south for the state. According to Accuweather, another storm is on the way to the East Coast of the country. This new storm is expected to arrive around Tuesday or Wednesday to cause more problems for New Jersey. If the storm stays the course, water levels could rise eight or nine feet. That's not good for parts of New Jersey that had to deal with flooding.
Keep in mind that the storm's course could change at any given minute.
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